Executive producer Scott Gimple will become the zombie drama's new showrunner, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Gimple replaces season three showrunner Glen Mazzara, who cited creative differences with the drama and departed the series in late December.
Gimple first joined the series based on the comics created by Robert Kirkman in season two and penned the third and seventh episodes, co-writing the 10th episode with Mazzara. He wrote the sixth and upcoming penultimate episodes of season three.
When Mazzara was promoted to showrunner after Frank Darabont's abrupt dismissal ahead of the season two premiere, Mazzara tapped Gimple as his No. 2.
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